A post from early in the primary season discussed how our era of hyper-competitiveness among the elites was going to undo itself.
For decades, this soaring competitiveness has bloated the elites' ranks and made them richer and more powerful. The absence of a united opposition force to the elites allowed them to maintain the illusion that higher and higher levels of competitiveness would make them ever more wealthy and powerful.
Now a cohesive opposition has arisen, and it has knocked out the fragmented elites. First was on the GOP side, with the Trump movement bulldozing over the various party leaders and candidates -- none of whom wanted to bow out, and none of whom wanted to assume sole responsibility for leading the counter-revolution. The Bush family, Romney, Ryan, Priebus on the leadership side, and the dozen Governors and Senators on the candidate side.
On the Democrat side, the opposition did not come from the voters, who were fewer in number than the supporters of the status quo. Unlike the Republicans, there was only one counter-revolutionary candidate to present a united front for the Establishment.
Opposition on their side needed to come from within the elites, like Obama and Hillary getting into a feud over her email server, or whatever.
But what united force could compel a stand-off between those two? It turns out it was the FBI agents, from the lowest level up through most of the brass, who were about to mutiny over how scot-free Crooked Hillary had gotten off, despite mounting evidence of how numerous and serious her criminal enterprises have been.
That united front within the FBI forced their director Comey's hand, and that made Obama choose sides between a united mutinous FBI plus the single-minded mob of the American electorate, or Crooked Hillary and Clinton world. He's chosen to let her fend for herself, and that has set the rest of the fractures going throughout the Democrat Establishment, the media, the voters, and perhaps even within Clinton world itself.
Who knows how badly Anthony Weiner is selling out his groomers and patrons the Clintons, as he's faced with jail time and prison rape for sexting an underage girl?
One of the greatest misunderstandings of class dynamics in a period of soaring inequality is the notion of "class war". Certainly the wealthy and powerful are screwing over the working class in order to line their own pockets, for example by off-shoring manufacturing jobs to countries with cheaper labor costs. But it's not their goal to screw them over, and their heart is not in that fight. They don't actually compete with the working class for status.
Most of the warfare and tension takes place within the elite class itself, among individuals or at best small networks. What may look like a large faction, like Clinton world, may prove to be a fragile coalition whose mini-groups will turn on each other upon the slightest stress. The largest unit is probably just a nuclear family (extended in other societies), like the Clintons or the Obamas (or the Bushes or the Trumps).
The hyper-competitiveness and me-first motivation leaves the elite class highly vulnerable to an even modest united force against it. We didn't even have to take up arms, or torches and pitchforks. They can tell we're coming after them, and they're all breaking formation and stampeding toward the exits.
After the election is won, our debt goes to the FBI -- not Comey himself, who acted like a rat at first, and who, as Roger Stone reminds us, has worked to get the Clintons off before when he was in the DoJ (Sandy Berger affair, Marc Rich pardon). Rather, to the united front of agents who threatened to mutiny, go public, or whatever, if Comey didn't take real action.